Hatewave - Free Ringtones! [Apop Records - 2008]Free Ringtones! attempts to both sonically and visually shocking and extreme, but more often than it not comes off been ham-fisted, juvenile and amateurishly pained.
The first thing you come across when you are presented with the album is itís cover which is cut-up photograph of a naked female with her†legs open and genitals smeared with bloody hand prints and a guitar forced up into her and an bears head on- itís crass, unpleasant but ultimately rather juvenile. And so we move on to the music which is basically best described as innate spazz core- which is made up of tinny and speedy drum attacks, Inept grade one keyboard plods, growls and rants, and shambling low down ham fisted guitar strums. Really itís crass, amateurish, annoying and really pained; quite why anyone anywhere would need or want to†buy or release this talentless, stupid and dumb stuff is beyond me.
Really and truly both the label and who ever produced this atrocity should be very ashamed- itís not big or clever itís just dumb, talentless rubbish. Avoid at all cost and only have any thing to with when you have a gun held to your head.Roger Batty